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California Art Grants & Culture Grants:  238 Arts and Culture Grants for California.

Search for art and culture grants on Granwatch.com including grants for artists, performing arts, music, dance, visual, arts programs, local arts events, arts education and graphic arts programming.

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Grants to USA Staff at IHEs for Humanities Research and Publications

Deadline 04/08/20

Grants of up to $60,000 to USA educators and staff members at eligible IHEs in multiples states for humanities-based activities. Funding is intended to support a wide range of research projects, publications, and scholarly activities related to the study of the humanities. Eligible projects are conducted at Tribal colleges...

GrantWatch ID#: 151093

Grants to USA and Puerto Rico Faculty at Eligible IHEs for Humanities Research

Deadline 04/08/20

Grants of up to $60,000 to USA and Puerto Rico faculty and staff members at eligible IHEs for humanities-based activities. Funding is intended to support a wide range of research projects, publications, and scholarly activities related to the study of the humanities. Eligible projects are conducted at Hispanic-serving coll...

GrantWatch ID#: 164800

Fellowships to USA Scholars for Advanced Research

Deadline 04/08/20

Fellowships to USA individuals for extensive research projects. The fellowships are intended to support a range of projects and activities that display outstanding analytics and high-level writing skills. Applications must clearly express a project's value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Applications ar...

GrantWatch ID#: 151114

Grants to USA Indian Tribes to Support and Improve Library Operations and Accessibility

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA Indian tribes to maintain core library services and support established library operations. Funding is intended to support the expansion of services, enhanced linkages and coordination, partnerships with other agencies, improved library access, and targeting library services to meet community...

GrantWatch ID#: 165537

Grants to California Community-Based Arts Organizations in Eligible Regions for General Opera...

Deadline 04/03/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to California small and mid-sized nonprofit arts organizations for general operating support. Funding is intended to support organizations whose primary purpose is to produce, present, and perform open-to-all arts and cultural activities. Eligible organizations are located in and serve the residents...

GrantWatch ID#: 179939

Grants to USA Artists, Ensembles, and Nonprofits for Performances at International Cultural ...

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 to USA and territories individual artists, ensembles, and nonprofit arts organizations to support performances at performing arts marketplaces and international festivals outside of the United States. Funding is intended to support performances representing all performing arts discipli...

GrantWatch ID#: 174881

Fellowships to USA Scholars for Humanities Research Projects Intended for Digital Publicati...

Deadline 04/22/20

Fellowships to USA scholars to carry out advanced humanities research. Applicants must create or verify the required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended to support the preparation of digital projects. Scholars from all humanities-related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

GrantWatch ID#: 185380

Grants to USA, Israel, and International Nonprofits for Programs That Support Cooperation Be...

Deadline 05/31/20

Grants to USA, Israel, and International nonprofit organizations for programs that support mutual cooperation between different cultures. Funding is intended for programs that are based on a shared interest in sustainable relationships to strengthen the capacity of civil society and promote problem solving and negotiation ...

GrantWatch ID#: 187356

Grants to USA Indian Tribes to Improve Library Programs and Services

Deadline 05/01/20

Grants to USA Indian tribes to advance the programs and services of eligible Native American libraries. Funding is intended to revitalize and preserve the Native American culture and language through projects that benefit the community. Grants are also available to support educational programs and digital services.

GrantWatch ID#: 165538

Grants to USA Public School Districts to Enhance the Quality of Education at Schools Serving...

Deadline 05/22/20

Grants to USA public school districts to enhance the quality of education at schools serving students from military families. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for programs that address academic mastery, narrowing learning gaps for students that trans...

GrantWatch ID#: 181004

Grants to California Nonprofits, Businesses, and Agencies to Improve the Local Quality of Li...

Deadline 04/03/20

Grants to California nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government agencies for projects that benefit the community in eligible regions. Program areas include education, health, recreation, safety, civic engagement, arts, employment, and diversity. Funding is intended to make Los Angeles County an excellent place to ...

GrantWatch ID#: 162268

Grants to California Organizations and Artists to Create and Present Arts Activities

Deadline 04/09/20

Grants of $3,500 to California organizations and artists to create and present arts activities in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support creative endeavors that showcase community diversity. This opportunity is open to applicants who reside and create work in the Bay Area, which includes San Francisco, Alameda, C...

GrantWatch ID#: 188056

Grants to California Artists and Organizations for Arts and Cultural Projects Benefiting Cou...

Deadline 04/06/20

Grants of up to $3,000 and grants of up to $1,000 to California individual artists and organizations for arts and cultural projects benefiting residents of eligible areas. Funding is intended to support the production and exhibition of publicly accessible works that promote the success of local artists and the sustainabili...

GrantWatch ID#: 153658

Grants to California Artists and Organizations for Professional Development Projects

Deadline 04/06/20

Grants of up to $1,000 to California individual artists and arts organizations in eligible locations for professional development support. Funding is intended to improve the artistic capabilities of artists, and to expand the professional and business capacity of organizations. Applicants must reside or be located in Santa...

GrantWatch ID#: 153659

Awards to USA K-12 Teachers for Excellence in American History Education

Deadline 03/31/20

Awards of $1,000 and one award of $10,000 to recognize USA K-12 American history teachers for excellence in educating students. One nominee from each state will receive the monetary prize, a certificate of recognition, an archive of resources to be presented in their name to the school library, an invitation to participate...

GrantWatch ID#: 150599

Grant and In-Kind Services to a USA, Canada, or International Filmmaker for a Unique Film Pro...

Deadline 03/31/20

Grant and in-kind services to a USA, Canada, and International filmmaker to support a unique film project budgeted at less than $500,000 that contributes to society. Funding is intended to support a film that may not otherwise be completed without the help of the grant. Eligible projects include feature-length films, short...

GrantWatch ID#: 160903

Grants and In-Kind Donations to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Music Program ...

Deadline 03/31/20

Grants averaging $2,500 and in-kind donations to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits for programs that provide music programs in schools and local communities. New applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to applying. Funding is intended to improve access to music instruction and to give children greater oppo...

GrantWatch ID#: 178253

Grants to USA Schools and Libraries for Creative Educational Projects

Deadline 03/31/20

Grants of up to $500 to USA and territories public schools, preschools, Head Start programs, and public libraries to implement creative educational projects. This program provides an opportunity for teachers and librarians to present special projects outside the usual curriculum, or to engage students in meeting curricular...

GrantWatch ID#: 178591

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs in Multiple States to Host Touring Artists

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants of up to $2,500 to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, and tribal governments in multiple states to host out-of-state touring literary and performing artists. Projects must include one public performance and one educational outreach activity. Eligible states include Alaska, Arizona, California, C...

GrantWatch ID#: 168463

Grants to California Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies to Benefit the Residents of Eligible ...

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants to California nonprofit organizations, schools, and agencies for programs that benefit the residents of eligible regions. Funding is intended for activities in the areas of arts and culture, education, community and environment, youth, and health and human services. Funding may be used for operating, program, and ca...

GrantWatch ID#: 173782

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations for Holocaust-Related Film Production...

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants of up to $60,000 to USA, Canada, and International organizations for the development, production, and post-production of Holocaust-related films. Films should have an educational value and a broad distribution potential. Proposed films will be judged on historical accuracy, creativity, feasibility, and vision. A...

GrantWatch ID#: 174360

Grants to Oakland, California Nonprofits for Youth, Education, and Cultural and Civic Progra...

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants to Oakland, California nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit local residents in the areas of arts and culture, education, and youth development. Funding is intended to enrich the lives of children and youth in grades K-12, promote civic engagement in arts and culture, and address local needs in the commu...

GrantWatch ID#: 179528
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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs to Improve the Preservation of Humanities Colle...

Deadline 05/15/20 Conference Date: 04/01/20

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal governments, and IHEs to research and develop projects that support the preservation of humanities collections. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

GrantWatch ID#: 153585

Grants to USA Senior Visual Artists for Artwork Presentation and Preservation

Deadline 04/02/20

Grants of $5,000 to USA visual artists over the age of 60 for artwork preservation and historical documentation. Funding is intended to help artists initiate new work or a special project, create a website, acquire studio space, catalog their art or their history, publish a catalog, archive and store their work, or show th...

GrantWatch ID#: 180189

Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible Cities for Community Events and Performances tha...

Deadline 04/02/20

Grants to California nonprofit organizations in eligible cities for arts and culture activities benefitting local residents. Funding is intended to support events, performances, and exhibits that are open and accessible to residents and enrich the life of the city. Funds may be used for artists’ fees, legally required ro...

GrantWatch ID#: 180931

Grants to California Nonprofits for Community Initiatives for and by San Francisco Youth

Deadline 04/03/20

Grants to San Francisco, California nonprofit organizations for projects and activities that address youth needs, and that are created and led by youth under the age of 18. Young people residing throughout the city may apply for funding for youth-led projects that fulfill their vision, while supporting local youth and reac...

GrantWatch ID#: 171054

Residencies to USA, Canada, and International Artists for Artistic Development at a New York...

Deadline 04/03/20

Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International artists to develop their artistic practice in a residency program at an arts center in Long Island, New York. This residency program provides artists with the opportunity to develop their craft and to critically challenge, investigate, and extend the pre-existing norms within ...

GrantWatch ID#: 180705
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Grants and Resources to USA Nonprofits to Promote Mutual Understanding Through Arts and Media

Deadline 07/10/20 Conference Date: 04/03/20 LOI Date: 04/17/20

Grants and other resources to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that foster greater understanding between communities. A letter of interest is required prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to be used for arts and media projects toward developing relationships and enhancing mutual respect betwe...

GrantWatch ID#: 143617

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Filmmakers for Documentaries About Social Issues, Pe...

Deadline 04/06/20

Grants of up to $30,000 to USA, Canada, and International filmmakers for projects that honor social change and progress around the world. Funding is intended to support documentary films already in production or post-production. Additional support will be provided in the form of advice and consulting to improve the film's ...

GrantWatch ID#: 159409

Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for Local Arts and Civic Projects

Deadline 04/09/20

Grants of up to $5,000 to California nonprofit or tax-exempt organizations in eligible regions for community activities that meet identified needs. New applicants must participate in a pre-application workshop. Funding is intended to support local arts and civic projects. Eligible recipients must be located within or serve...

GrantWatch ID#: 165759

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Tribes, and Agencies for Arts Activities in Underrepresented Commu...

Deadline 04/09/20

Grants of $10,000 to USA nonprofits, agencies, and tribes to increase the availability of arts opportunities for underrepresented communities. Applicants must complete registrations and submit applications prior to the deadline. Funding is intended for projects that promote public engagement with various forms of the arts ...

GrantWatch ID#: 178794

Grants to California Nonprofits for Performing Arts Programs

Deadline 04/10/20

Grants of up to $15,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to provide community art opportunities and programs. Funding is intended for artistic performance needs, and to increase access to dance, music, and artistic programs. The Foundation looks to invest in, nurture, and grow the arts sector by of...

GrantWatch ID#: 134953

Grants to USA Native Tribes, Villages, Organizations, and Museums to Preserve Native America...

Deadline 04/10/20

Grants of to USA Indian tribes, Native villages and organizations, and museums for the preservation of Native American culture. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for the expenses associated with the packaging, transportation, contamination removal, re...

GrantWatch ID#: 164780

Award to a USA Korean-American Artist in Recognition of Outstanding Works of Art

Deadline 04/10/20

Award of $15,000 to a USA and territories individual artist of Korean descent to recognize excellence and promote advancement in the visual arts. The purpose of this award program is to further artistic achievement and endorse outstanding Korean-American artists. The awardee will exhibit artwork in a preselected cultural c...

GrantWatch ID#: 167754

Grants to California Nonprofits to Improve the Quality of Life

Deadline 04/10/20

Grants to California nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to improve the quality of life for residents. The goal of the fund is to support programs in the following areas: sustaining the arts, protecting the environment, providing education to children and adults, contributing to the safety of residents, and providi...

GrantWatch ID#: 170432

Grants to California Teachers for Creative Class Enrichment

Deadline 04/10/20

Grants of $500 to California teachers in eligible regions for creative approaches to K-12 classroom curriculum. Funding is intended to enrich students' learning experiences. Previous funding has supported special education, robotics, biotechnology, environmental science, and the arts. Funding must benefit schools throughou...

GrantWatch ID#: 175656

Grants to Ohio, Maine, Massachusetts, and California Nonprofits to Benefit Residents in Elig...

Deadline 07/14/20 LOI Date: 04/10/20

Grants of up to $15,000 to Ohio, Maine, Massachusetts, and California nonprofit organizations to benefit residents in eligible locations. Applicants must contact the funding source and submit a preliminary application prior to submitting a full proposal. Focus areas include environment, arts, and arts education. The Founda...

GrantWatch ID#: 180098

Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for Activities that Benefit Local Residents

Deadline 04/10/20

Grants to California nonprofits in eligible areas for activities and projects to benefit the community. Previous grants have been awarded to organizations and institutions that provide services related to children and education, animals and nature, health, religion, special needs, underserved populations, and the arts. Eli...

GrantWatch ID#: 180557

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits to Support Artwork by Under-Recognized V...

Deadline 07/02/20 LOI Date: 04/10/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for the creation of artwork by under-recognized visual artists. Interested applicants are required to submit a letter of inquiry prior to the full proposal. Funding is intended to support direct costs for the production of new works, such as ...

GrantWatch ID#: 180967

Grant to a USA Curator or Art Historian for Emergency Support Related to COVID-19/Coronavirus

Deadline 04/12/20

Grant of up to $5,000 to a USA or Territories individual curator or art historian for emergency support related to COVID-19/Coronavirus. Funding is intended to assist with the development of projects that promote artwork of contemporary and experimental nature. Grants specifically support projects that shed light on the wo...

GrantWatch ID#: 188569

Grants to California Nonprofits, Agencies and Tribal Governments to Support Arts and Cultura...

Deadline 07/22/20 LOI Date: 04/14/20

Grants to California nonprofit organizations, arts-based government agencies, and tribal governments to support progressive arts and culture activities that respond to social challenges. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Funding is intended to address urgent community needs in the health and tech...

GrantWatch ID#: 188238

Grants to Monterey County, California Nonprofits for Local Arts Activities

Deadline 04/15/20

Grants of up to $5,000 to Monterey County, California nonprofit organizations for arts and culture projects and programs that benefit local residents. Funding is intended to support organizations that are working to enhance the local quality of life and make the County a vibrant place to work, live, and visit.

GrantWatch ID#: 154551

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Museums for Outstanding Exhibitions

Deadline 04/15/20

Awards of up to $1,000 to USA, Canada, and International museums to acknowledge outstanding exhibitions. Eligible exhibits must be open for less than two years and should be educational and interesting. Nominations will be accepted for public exhibits that focus on the history of engineering, industry, and technology.

GrantWatch ID#: 161386

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Individuals for Innovative Science, Environment, an...

Deadline 04/15/20

Awards to USA, Canada, and International individuals above the age of 18 to recognize and support innovative and ground-breaking projects that address major world challenges. Awards are intended to support projects taking place anywhere in the world. Candidates can apply in five areas: science and health, applied technolog...

GrantWatch ID#: 181058

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofit Music Organizations for Contributions to ...

Deadline 04/16/20

Grants generally ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 to USA, Canada, and international nonprofit music presenting, performing, and service organizations to support contributions to contemporary concert music. Funding is intended for project and general operating support for organizations that have demonstrated a substantial comm...

GrantWatch ID#: 180259

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofit Entities for Projects that Involve the Mu...

Deadline 04/16/20

Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit presenting institutions, performance ensembles, and recording companies for projects that involve the music of a 20th Century American composer and musical innovator. Funding is intended for special projects that involve the music of the modernist composer, Elliott Carter....

GrantWatch ID#: 186586

Grants to California Nonprofits and Artists in Eligible Regions for Arts Projects

Deadline 05/04/20 Conference Date: 04/16/20

Grants to California nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and artists in eligible regions for a range of local arts projects and programs. New applicants must attend a technical assistance workshop prior to applying. Funding is intended to support the creative life of local communities by expanding public access to th...

GrantWatch ID#: 180083

Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for Public Cultural Events

Deadline 05/04/20 Conference Date: 04/16/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to California nonprofit arts, cultural, and social service organizations in eligible regions for public festivals and parades. New applicants must attend a technical assistance workshop prior to applying. Funding is intended to support publicly accessible thematic events with a defined cultural or a...

GrantWatch ID#: 180514

Grants to California Nonprofits for Public Events that Benefit Local Residents

Deadline 04/17/20

Grants to California nonprofit organizations to hold free public events open to the general community in eligible regions. Funding is intended to promote community building, celebrate culture, and foster community identity and vitality by helping groups host citywide events. Proposed events will have an expected attendance...

GrantWatch ID#: 154346

Grants to USA Visual Artists for Artistic Development Activities

Deadline 04/17/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA individual artists who are under-recognized in the field of visual arts. Applications will be evaluated according to the artistic quality of the applicant’s work and the potential to foster aesthetic inquiry. Grant funds may be used to support any activity that promotes artistic development...

GrantWatch ID#: 180968